I think someone else is the Steward of that Union, not me. So I hope you get back to us soon w/ your reply.
And to all the nonwhite, nonmale, and GLBT beekeepers on beesource, you know where I stand. or is it sit?
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet
I keep my bees because I like bees.
Honey is primarily an unwanted byproduct; a delicious one.
I don't sell it; I give it to friends.
I have 4 hives in town and 4 just outside of town.
I take good care of my bees; I won't drug them, but will use FGMO and/or essential oils.
I find that drugs often have additional side effects, which can "ripple" well beyond their intended purpose.
My bees are local survivor mutts; very docile with nice dispositions, unless they wake up on the wrong side of the comb.
I think it's a symbiotic relationship, and they're free to leave.
They aren't a commodity, and for the purposes of this discussion they are not livestock.
They're my pets.